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Honors and Awards

 
Ames Lab get A- on DOE report card

The Ames Laboratory continues to score high in scientific performance according to the just-released 2013 DOE Laboratory Performance Report Card.   Ames Lab received an A- for Mission Accomplishment (Quality and Productivity of R&D).  This grade reflects an ongoing commitment to quality science. 

In a message to employees, Ames Lab Interim Director Tom Lograsso commented on the significance of the A- in Mission Accomplishment. ‚ÄúSince performing leading-edge science is our focus, grading an A- in this area is the absolute best reflection of the strong commitment of our scientists and staff to exemplary science.  We had a fantastic year!"

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Special Event: Holiday auction raises nearly $4,500
Ames Lab employees opened their hearts, wallets and checkbooks to raise $4,498 at this year's Holiday Auction. This was the 12th year for the auction and proceeds went to benefit Youth and Shelter Services ($2,322), the Bethesda Community Food Pantry ($2,036) and United Way ($140).Image

 Community: Ames Lab surpasses United Way goal
ImageAmes Lab employees surpassed the Lab's fundraising goal for 2013 United Way campaign. The final tally was $9,322 for the Lab and the overal Iowa State campaign brought in a whopping $349,000.

 Honors and Awards: Six Ames Lab scientists receive awards
ImageSix Ames Laboratory scientists have been recognized for their outstanding scientific achievement and service to professional organizations.

 Around the Lab: Happy Holidays -- in case you missed it
Ames Laboratory went animated for it's 2013 holiday greeting card. The animation was created by Public Affairs videographer Brian Marczewski.Image

 Education: Science Bowl headed for Ames
ImageThe annual Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Science Bowl competitions will be taking place in January and February.This year marks the 24th year for the high school event and the 11th for the middle school competition.